ALEX PALMER It’s clear to visitors that they are entering wine country when arriving at the Dog and Oyster Vineyard.
And just because these wineries are only a few years old doesn’t mean they lack history or expertise. Take New Kent Winery, just east of Richmond. Though they only launched in 2008, the winery itself is constructed from 80% reclaimed antique building material, including pre-Civil War brick and handmade nails. The tasting room even houses a 160-year-old scale used for measuring wine.